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-cuas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. -cuas or dil.ie/13367

Forms: racuas

v pret. pass. sg. of ad-fét: racuas, LL 9958 ( TBC-LL² 2515 ). Hence: cúas no adcúas .i. do hinniseadh, O'Cl.

cúas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cúas or dil.ie/13368

Forms: cús, cúas, cúais

n o (1 cúa) also cús (d s. of disyllable? Cf. LU 1350 , IGT Decl. ex. 1581 ). Also with d s. cúas , a d s. cúais. c.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 75 . hollow; cavity; cave, cavern; lair, den, shelter : cūad a cūas i.e. uac[u]us , Corm. Y 353 . inngas .i. inde an gai na chuais `socket (?)', O'Mulc. 769 . cuife, doire, pruchlais, garadh, c.¤ , Eg. Gl. 138 . fuathas, c.¤, doire, tuinidh[e] `den', 318 . na cúasa = caves , Judges vi 2 . i cuas carrce cor chotlus cave, LL 376b37 . i ccuassaib bruach, Acall. 3514 `to hollows beneath banks', Murphy Lyrics 51 (heading l.3). hi cús craind, LU 1350 . isin cuass ind lim, Trip.² 926 `into the hollow of the elm', Trip. 84.18 . co ḟuaratar cuaís darach, LB 274a50 `a hollow oak', SG 56.6 (reading cuas ). anns-na crannaib a mbí co cuas `that are hollow', PH 7743 . ōs cūasaibh corn, ZCP viii 221 § 48 .

Fig. criathar meala a meadhón chúis honey-comb in a hollow tree (a prince), IGT Decl. ex. 1581 . ar chuas an chroidhe, TSh. 1855 . tarr fám chneadhaibh, ┐ do-gheabhae cuasa chomhairce ionnta (God to the sinner), Mac Aingil 455 . chneasuighthe an chuais tar goimh, Ó Bruad. iii 168.14 .

Compds. With nouns and Vn. an tsrón . . . arna cuasdúnadh (with the nostrils) stopped up (at death), TSh. 1096 . re hinnarba hanma a cuas-istadaib do chuirp `latent recesses', MR 294.2 . With adjj. trī srōna creimennacha cuasf[h]innfadhacha ag na caillechuib with hairy hollows (nostrils ?), ML² 1590 . in tall clairthe cuaisleacach `pit . . . of stony caverns' (Hell), Magauran 2347 . do chasadar na cromsróna cuasleathna `with broad nostrils' (Gloss.), CF² 288 . fetana cuasmora ceolbindi deeply-hollowed . . . pipes, TTebe 2225 . a ccuas-tollaib na ccruim-sciath `hollow cavities', Manners and Customs ii 263 n. 206.2 . Cf. cúasal, cúsal. With Part. an tsúil do bheith cuas-shloigthe the eye swallowed up in its socket (at death), TSh. 1610 .